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Dark Horse California Malbec 2019
Red Wine from USA - California
Beth Liston is making some great wine in some serious volume with the Dark Horse brand from California, and this malbec offers exceptional value. Rich blackberry and bramble fruit, soft mouthcoating tannins, and a vibrant fresh plummy finish with just a touch of well-balanced vanilla warmth.
2019 was, notwithstanding some terrible fires, a very good one.A long warm summer made up for wet weather in the spring and the growing season was long. Harvesting was carried out without the necessity to rush anything, and most fruit was safely gathered in when wildfires broke out late in October. Some wineries were devastated by the flames but most came away unscathed and with little smoke taint affecting the wines. White varieties show excellent potential, as does pinot noir, but most reds show very well in a very good vintage.